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Did my country think I was to dumb for failing the Army test?

I just don't see how a man that wanted to be in the infantry needed excessive math skills.
Tuscan · 61-69, M
there are more people wanting to join the army than there are places to be filled, they have to reduce the number of applicants in some way. Surely it is better to do it on the basis of education level, rather than something like physical characteristics.
crossswordcrusader · 31-35, M
[@629164,Tuscan]You know what a Vietnam veteran told me when I told him about this he said, they don't care if your patriotic back in Vietnam they will took everyone.He said the military don't give a rats ass if your patriotic they just want people to know how operate their machinery. I told him I just wanted to be a man with a rifle.
Tuscan · 61-69, M
When you first apply to join the army your level of education is a good indicator of your ability to follow instructions. This is what the army wants, it has nothing to do with "intellect".
Jibby · 56-60, C
I would think you want to know the number of enemy soldiers coming at you so you could ask for proper backup
crossswordcrusader · 31-35, M
[@563795,Surfcrab] to be honest yes but excessive math for infantry soldier doesn't make sense.
Jibby · 56-60, C
[@663105,Hephaestus] as an ex-military guy I would want to know how much two prostitutes cost for 6 hours and make sure I didn't get ripped off overseas..
crossswordcrusader · 31-35, M
[@563795,Surfcrab] lets kick the ballistics here so if we had a shortage of men, and only the so called " less intelligent" were the ones left the Army would of rejected them on that basis.
hlpflwthat · M
If you failed testing for Infantry, our Army does not want you.
crossswordcrusader · 31-35, M
[@501695,hlpflwthat] not even if they one is patriotic? I was in good shape and understand simple math. I just don't understand why you need to excel in algebra.
User41 · 36-40, M
A lot more goes into being a basic infantryman than what you get in call of duty.

 
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